| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:52 AM
The elusive Sierra Nevada red fox has been spotted at Yosemite National Park for the first time in nearly 100 years.
“They are extremely cute little animals,” said Yosemite spokeswoman Kari Cobb. “When you see them, they are pretty...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 4:00 PM
Pioneer Press features one (or more) of Brookfield Zoo’s animals each month with some background information about the animal, its species, its family and its connection to the zoo. This month is the snow leopard, which lives in The Fragile...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 9:44 PM
The delta smelt may be a small fish with a short life, but it has spawned a decades-long legal battle over water in California.
At issue has been a series of orders under the Endangered Species Act that at times reduce water deliveries from the...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 1:25 PM
A Connecticut-based environmental group has decided to go to court in an attempt to block the federal sale of Plum Island, claiming the property in Long Island Sound is critical to the welfare of endangered and threatened species.
Save the Sound, a...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 10:11 AM
Fearing an oil spill in Cuban waters, U.S. officials have forged a bond with the Castro regime to preserve the threatened marine ecosystem that connects the island nation to the Florida coast.
The U.S.-Cuba agreement to move toward normal relations...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 5:54 PM
President Obama proposed designating 1.4 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as protected wilderness, drawing cheers from environmentalists but setting off a bitter new battle Sunday with the Republican-controlled Congress over oil and...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 9:43 PM
Penni Sharp could often be seen with a jeweler's loupe and a camera roaming the shoreline or the trap rock ridges of Connecticut in search of plants.
A midlife master's degree in forest science enhanced her lifelong interest in science, and she became an...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 11:09 AM
Biscayne Bay's popularity with boaters and fisherman has taken a toll on sensitive marine life, prompting authorities to consider tighter restrictions.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plans to develop a comprehensive conservation...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 3:16 PM
The National Marine Fisheries Services has decided not to grant federal protection to the pinto abalone, a prized six-inch sea snail whose population has severely declined in Northern California.
The federal agency’s decision is in response to...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Long trip, sad ending.
A 3-year-old female gray wolf, after traveling more than 500 miles from Wyoming, was shot and killed in southwestern Utah after a hunter apparently mistook her for a coyote, state officials said Monday.
The wolf had been radio-...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 3:23 PM
For scientist Tierra Curry, the monarch butterfly is part of the American experience.
Native to North America, once present in every U.S. state except Alaska, the insects with the distinctive and colorful wings are known for their spectacular...